Guy Fawkes.

  was also known as Guido Fawkes, he was a member of a group of 13 provincial Catholics who planned the of 1605 to blow up parliament, and murder protestant King James 1 of England. Their leader was , Guy Fawkes was only a minor cog in the wheel. Gatesby wanted to assassinate the King and place James’s 9-year-old daughter on the throne Princess Elizabeth.

One thing I was interested in at school was Current affairs, history too, that opened my one brain cell, especially English history. Guy Fawkes was on the menu I knew he wasn’t the main conspirator in the plot, he was captured leaving the cellar under parliament on or around 5th of November 1605. So what was old Guy up to leaving the cellar with 36 barrels of gunpowder hidden there, that’s exactly what the arresting officer Sir Thomas Knyvet a justice of the peace wanted to know? Fawkes was arrested and interrogated first by members of the King’s privy chamber he gave his name John Johnson, and when asked what he was doing in possession of so much gunpowder he answered, No comment bit like the proverbial parrots of today under questioning. Did he hell old Guy alias, John Johnson answered that his intention was “I quote to blow you, Scotch beggars, back to your native mountains.” One of the questioners was James 1. On November 6th James 1 gave permission for the torture of old Guy from the “gentler torture” to the “worst.” James wrote (sic per gradus ad imatenditur.) He told the tortures “God speede youre worke.” Old Guy was taken to the tower it looks like he was placed on the rack although there is no recorded evidence, he was one foot taller and sang like a canary.  A clue and Joke. On November  8th, he gave a signed confession of how the conspiracy was to progress and a detailed one on 9th November.

Guy Fawkes was hanged outside Westminster Hall on 1606. Robert Gatesby was the mastermind behind the Gunpowder Plot although failure goes to Guy Fawkes.

Robert Gatesby was tracked down and killed in a shootout on the morning of 8th November at Holbeach House near Kingswinford Staffordshire.

What happened to the rest of the conspirators, some killed, the rest arrested and taken to the tower probably tortured and sentenced to death for treason. the heads and other parts of the body were placed in and around Westminster and the rest of London.

5th November is still marked as a day for joyful deliverance, effigies of Guy Fawkes are burnt on a bonfire up and down the country not so much these days they tend to be more organised events, children of today don’t know too much of our own history? all about multiculturalism, political correctness, health and safety.

Isla Guy Fawkes “yes” Guy Fawkes Island there are two crescent shape islands and two smaller rocks in the Galapagos which are part of Ecuador. The islands are uninhabited but named after Guy Fawkes, somewhere for the Catholics to pay their respects. Me.


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